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SpokAnimal

aka Inland Northwest Humane Society   |   Spokane, WA   |  http://www.spokanimal.org
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SpokAnimal

EIN: 91-1223929


Mission

SpokAnimal C.A.R.E. is passionately dedicated to the placement, protection and health of animals through legislation, education and programs for pets and their people.

Notes from the nonprofit

We have been given the unique privilege to assist our placement partners to address the critical issues surrounding the the pets in their care, whether that be overpopulation, illness, or special needs animals. We help each of them day after day, one animal at a time. Shelters and rescue groups work tirelessly to protect and save lives. With our support, animals in need will be given the second chance they deserve.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Dori Peck

Main address

710 N Napa Street

Spokane, WA 99202 USA

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EIN

91-1223929

Subject area info

Animal welfare

Veterinary medicine

Population served info

Adults

Seniors

Economically disadvantaged people

People with diseases and illnesses

Farmers

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Veterinary Services (D40)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

SpokAnimal is working to remove the barriers to having pets such as access to animals available for adoption, affordable vet care, pet food and supplies, and pet-friendly housing.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adoption Services

In 2021, this program helped 3,346 animals find new homes. It is a multifaceted effort aimed at reducing the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals. For some, this program is a service for those no longer able to care for their pets. We then provide a safe haven for these 'owner surrenders' until a new loving home is found. Our transport programs also supplements our adoption services. By re-locating animals to meet our community's demand for pets, we are able to save more lives. To make pets more accessible for adoption, we operate an on-campus shelter and expanded adoption outreach through partnerships with PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers, Petco, and Spokane's first partnership with a food service group. Through this successful venture, Kitty Cantina has found homes for almost 800 cats since its opening.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our Foster Care Program is a critical component of animal welfare because it allows us to help the most vulnerable animals. This program depends on the generosity of volunteers willing to open their hearts and homes. During the COVID pandemic, foster homes allowed us to relocate every animal in our shelter, allowing us to keep our staff home and healthy, while ensuring the welfare of animals. Many of those fosters 'failed' and the animals were permanently adopted! (A bright spot in a difficult time!)

Population(s) Served
Adults

The SpokAnimal’s Dorothy Clark Animal Clinic provides veterinary care for our shelter animals. We also offer some vet services for low-income pet owners including spay/neuter surgeries, micro-chipping, vaccinations and wellness checks.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

To help end the euthanasia of healthy animals, we partner with shelters across Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and California. We transport pets from these overcrowded facilities and care for them until they are adopted into forever homes. We also assist with transport needs that arise because of national emergencies such as hurricanes and wildfires.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This is a cooperative program with area farm home owners who need barn cats for rodent control and helps us find suitable homes for feral cats. Farmers and rural barn homes may apply to SpokAnimal to receive free cats. All of our Farm Livin' cats are vaccinated and spayed or neutered, and will go to their new barn homes with a free bag of food. The new owners agree to provide them with a barn or farm building for shelter, and food to supplement what they catch.

Population(s) Served
Farmers
Adults

Each year, hundreds of beloved pets in Spokane County are left homeless when their human companions die or become incapacitated. This program is designed to help people make provisions for the care of their pet.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with diseases and illnesses

The first dog park in the City of Spokane, High Bridge provides 11+ acres of fully-fenced, off-leash fun for dog's and their owners.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Keeping pets united with their family is the best way to prevent animals from entering shelter care. For pet owners experiencing economic hardships, SpokAnimal has a community pet food bank to ensure furry friends stay fed. This humble pantry is stocked with generous in-kind donations received by the community

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Economically disadvantaged people, Farmers, Veterans

Related Program

Adoption Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We take pride in finding homes for animals through a variety of adoption outlets including our shelter and adoption centers in retail pet stores.

Number of animals saved/transferred-in from over-crowded shelters/rescues

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Cruisin’ Critter Transport Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

SpokAnimal shares the national animal welfare group's vision of ending the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets simply because shelters lack space.

Number of shelter pets spayed/neutered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Low Cost Vet Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

SpokAnimal's commitment to ending the euthanasia of healthy adoptable pets begins with efforts to control the animal population.

Number of pets owned by public receiving low cost spay/neuter services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Low Cost Vet Clinic

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

SpokAnimal's commitment to ending the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable pets begins with controlling the animal population, so we offer low income spay/neuter services for pets owned by the public.

Number of feral cats spay/neutered for TNR/TNRF programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Farmers

Related Program

Farm Livin’

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

SpokAnimal's Farm Livin' program and work with the Washington Animal Welfare Alliance seeks to control feral cat populations through TNR & TNRF efforts.

Number of pets microchipped

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Adoption Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

1 in 3 pets become lost at some point in their life. Only 23% will find their way back home. Microchipping is our way of helping pets stay united with their owners for life.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SpokAnimal seeks to find homes at least 4,000 animals annually. We also seek to provide programs and services that help pets stay united with their owners. Through our work, and with public support, we seek to improve lives through pet-ownership and provide animals in need with the second chance they deserve.

To maximize our ability to place animals, we have a multifaceted strategy. We manage our shelter intake to prevent overcrowding. As capacity allows, we transfer in at-risk animals from partner shelters in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Utah and other states. We maximize the number of pets available for adoption by leveraging our alliances with retail outlets like PetSmart Charities, Petco and the Kitty Cantina Cafe. Since 1 in 3 pets will get lost in their lifetime, ensuring pets are microchipped is an important strategy for keeping pets out of shelters. We microchip all animals entering the shelter, and offer low-cost microchipping for publicly-owned pets. We also help control pet populations through our vet clinic's spay/neuter services for all shelter animals, feral cats obtained through community cat TNR/TNRF programs, and for pets owned by low-income residents of our community. Our vet clinic is being optimized to help make vet care affordable for the lower-income demographic. We are also partnering with community agencies to expand pet-friendly housing and make pet care more accessible.

SpokAnimal owns and operates a shelter and low-income vet clinic. We partner with PetSmart Charities, Petco and the Kitty Cantina Cafe to maximize our adoption outreach. Through our Cruising' Critters program and alliances with other transport programs such as Wings of Rescue and Dog is my Copilot, we are able to save more lives. We have a dedicated, experienced staff and a strong volunteer base that is committed to animal welfare and finding pets homes. We also have an informed board that is actively assists with our strategic efforts.

For the past five years we have achieved a live release rate of 95% or better, and consistently found homes for over 3,100 animals annually. Through donor relations, we developed a partnership with the owners of Kitty Cantina, the city’s first café where patrons can mingle with adoptable cats provided from our shelter. This has expanded our adoption outreach. In 2019, we began a project with Best Friends Animal Society and Catholic Charities of Eastern Washington to create a national model for low-income, pet-inclusive housing. We have secured over $500,000 in grant funding, which has helped us increase the capacity for care capabilities of our clinic and provide our community with access to more affordable vet care. We seek to enhance the efficiency of our operations to maximize the value of donations and will continue to explore new partnerships and alliances to improve animal welfare both locally and nationally.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    SpokAnimal serves our local community without regard to gender, age, sexual identification, or ethnic background. We help animal lovers in every walk of life find the right companion animal for their life-style. We help low-income pet owners obtain care for their pets with low-cost vaccines, microchips, and spay/neuter services. This demographic can also access our emergency pet food bank.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email, social media, direct client feedback,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have created a Resource Center to provide better customer service, this included more responsive phone support and on-site service to those needing to use program services.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It is helping us correct misunderstandings and incorrect perceptions about the work we do.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

SpokAnimal
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

26.62

Average of 7.11 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

17.2

Average of 7.8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2020 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

23%

Average of 23% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

SpokAnimal

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of SpokAnimal’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$249,476 -$251,765 -$154,667 $1,852,388 $27,452
As % of expenses -20.1% -19.0% -14.2% 154.7% 2.0%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$314,987 -$305,907 -$199,346 $1,811,325 -$14,928
As % of expenses -24.1% -22.2% -17.6% 146.3% -1.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $994,975 $1,161,327 $936,433 $3,045,840 $1,425,731
Total revenue, % change over prior year -1.5% 16.7% -19.4% 225.3% -53.2%
Program services revenue 50.6% 50.1% 44.5% 18.8% 33.4%
Membership dues 0.3% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 3.0% 3.2% 1.9% 0.1% 0.3%
Government grants 0.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 43.1% 44.7% 51.2% 18.7% 55.1%
Other revenue 2.2% 2.0% 2.4% 62.5% 11.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,243,855 $1,325,680 $1,090,170 $1,197,244 $1,400,882
Total expenses, % change over prior year -11.7% 6.6% -17.8% 9.8% 17.0%
Personnel 70.1% 74.5% 73.4% 73.3% 72.4%
Professional fees 0.3% 0.9% 0.6% 1.8% 1.2%
Occupancy 5.3% 3.4% 4.9% 4.4% 3.3%
Interest 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 24.1% 21.2% 21.2% 20.5% 23.1%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,309,366 $1,379,822 $1,134,849 $1,238,307 $1,443,262
One month of savings $103,655 $110,473 $90,848 $99,770 $116,740
Debt principal payment $0 $2,002 $4,006 $3,491 $7,662
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $101,987
Total full costs (estimated) $1,413,021 $1,492,297 $1,229,703 $1,341,568 $1,669,651

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Months of cash 1.8 3.4 2.3 21.0 17.2
Months of cash and investments 6.7 4.0 2.9 21.4 17.4
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 5.6 2.9 1.7 20.6 16.9
Balance sheet composition info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cash $191,308 $371,672 $210,466 $2,096,765 $2,007,581
Investments $506,338 $66,977 $50,787 $39,135 $26,902
Receivables $9,634 $5,649 $3,898 $7,432 $8,337
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,632,136 $1,633,793 $1,621,566 $1,571,321 $1,673,308
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 39.1% 42.4% 44.3% 48.3% 47.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 10.8% 9.0% 8.4% 3.2% 2.4%
Unrestricted net assets $1,555,781 $1,249,874 $1,050,528 $2,861,853 $2,846,925
Temporarily restricted net assets $5,041 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $254,388 $265,161 $232,857 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $259,429 $265,161 $232,857 $251,884 $222,199
Total net assets $1,815,210 $1,515,035 $1,283,385 $3,113,737 $3,069,124

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Dori Peck

Dori was promoted to Executive Director in 2017, after working 3 years as the organization's Development Director . Prior to joining SpokAnimal, she had accrued almost six years of service in similar positions at other area shelters. She is presently the President of a local Kiwanis chapter and on the board of Pawsitive Alliance. Her rich experience, extensive community connections, and network among national animal welfare agencies are significant assets to our organization.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

SpokAnimal

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 01/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Jessica Moody

Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors

Term: 2017 - 2023


Board co-chair

Francine Branisel

Retired from Animal Welfare

Term: 2017 - 2023

Lorie Stephenson

Director

Robert Henrich

Treasurer

Paula Cleanthous

Director

Colleen Potts

Secretary

Lauren Thomas

Director

Bernadette Hamilton

Director

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/17/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

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Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data